Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sorry, Blame It On Who?


The situation in Iraq has worsen every single day even if the president tries to speak in terms of its positive views. The situation has gone intolerable no matter how the president tries to persuade the reporters worldwide to play along and proclaim to the whole of the world that there is nothing wrong with Iraq and its people are okay.

The country of Iraq is in shock and awe. It is in shock and awe because it is now experiencing the very ironies in the societies. Blame it to their abundance in oil but still it's no excuse that its people deserve the horrifying experiences that their government (and the outside force) has brought them. Blame it to their being naive, but still it's an issue of peace, justice and transparency here that put its people to danger – the political and economic issues, which are ever since neverending.

The situation is just upsetting.

6 comments:

  1. I just hope Iraq opens their eyes and gets enlightened by the worsening situation.

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  2. bush was very manipulative. i pity iraq because he put all the blame to that poor country. now im laughing at the idea that usa is in deep recession. Amber Daniels

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  3. I think it is fair to say that the situation in Iraq is getting better (at least that's what people such as General Petraus are telling the various committees on Capitol Hill). Furthermore, nobody is saying that it's great, I am pretty sure that Obama is not under the impression that everything will be stable as soon as we leave. I personally think that things will get worse once the Americans leave, but will eventually stabilize due do the fact that the situation in that country is getting better (they are in control over the vast majority of the territory). Of course a lot of this is just pure speculation, but I still think that Iraq won't make a 360 turn again. Additionally, the war in Iraq was probably (I don't want to say definitely without having more info) unnecessary, but you do have to realize that Saddam Hussein was not exactly a peace-lover (as Plato might say). The guy tortured and massacred huge numbers of people (mainly Kurds) in order to keep and maintain his power.

    Bottom line is that having a government is better than having no government, and it will/is getting better there even though it is far from perfect.

    Here is some great literature on this subject: The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State (Council on Foreign Relations) by Noah Feldman; The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi by Aram Roston; The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace by Ali A. Allawi; Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren; The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future by Vali Nasr; Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East by Robin Wright.

    You should probably start with "Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present" since this book gives a general overview of American involvement in the Middle East since the founding of this nation.

    I also think that the main focus should be Afghanistan right now due to a large number of issues facing that country, one of them being the fact that Al Qaida is mainly concentrated in that very unstable region.

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  4. I just hope Iraq as a nation will overcome any obstacle.

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  5. This is really depressing. I hope all goes well of the people of Iraq.

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  6. Couldn't agree more. The war in Iraq makes me very sad.

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